At The Alton our highly experienced and passionate team of professionals are dedicated to serving the needs of our residents, families and staff in a peaceful, comfortable environment. At The Alton our emphasis is living in the moment and providing a broad range of services to help our residents live comfortably and support our families. We look forward to showing you all that The Alton has to offer.
Executive Director of Senior Living
Josh Berg oversees StuartCo’s senior living communities. A passionate, innovative and respected leader in the social services industry, Josh has held a variety of positions in organizations serving vulnerable individuals and their families. Josh is an active member of LeadingAge MN, works closely with state/local government officials and legislators, and is on several state and local boards and commissions. Josh is also serving as an elected City Councilmember for Elko New Market.
Why the field of senior services? “My goal is to impact and improve the lives for as many individuals as possible in my lifetime. We have an opportunity today and the years to come to help shape the foundation of the system that will serve and support our seniors and other vulnerable individuals. It is our responsibility to ensure that all individuals are able to live as independently as possible, wherever they choose, and be able to receive the highest quality of care and supports available if they are necessary to maintain their health and safety. I am honored to be a piece of that future and will work tirelessly to serve my communities.”
Community and Resident Services Coordinator
Kristen Edson is the Community and Resident Services Coordinator at The Alton. She brings to her position 25 years of experience in working in the senior care industry. Kristen holds a degree in Social Work, and it was her internship as an Outreach Worker with the Fargo Senior Commission that precipitated her interest in working with seniors. Since then, she has held various positions including Resident Services Coordinator and Marketing Director. Kristen is trained by the Alzheimers Association as a Caregiver Support Facilitator and is certified as a Virtual Dementia Tour Facilitator.
Why the field of senior services? “I have thoroughly enjoyed my career working with seniors and find it very rewarding. I have been touched by the many residents who have been a part of my life over the years.”
Sarah Boettner is the Homecare Director for Shepard Park Home Care. She started her career as a nursing assistant in assisted living and memory care, where her passion grew to care for seniors by seeing how much interactions with caregivers affected their daily life. After graduating from the nursing program at the College of St. Scholastica, she spent four years as an RN Case Manager.
Why the field of senior services? “I enjoy this opportunity as a Homecare Director to help staff grow in their nursing skills and professional skills every day. Training and teaching staff is a passion of mine. I believe training staff and giving them new tools and successful caregiving stories is essential for delivering high quality care and creating a positive work environment.”